Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.83/5 rDev +15.3%
2011 bomber poured in to a pint glass.
Poured a light amber in to my pint glass.Very fluffy light tan head. The head slowly cascaded into a nice rockiness. Nice sticky bubbles weere left on the side of the glass.
Strong floral and citrus hops up front in the nose. Light bread/doughy malts bring a nice sweetness.
Bitter floral hops sting the tounge at first. Bready malt and light caramel and apple follow. A grapefruity finish ends each sip. The post-sip burp is delightful.
Medium bodied that leaves a nice resiny coating. Nice carbonation. Lingering sweetness, but an overall clean finish.
I've had this in the pass and have always been impressed. This would be an amazing year-round brew, but alas, it is not. I look forward to having this again next year.
03-05-2012 08:28:53 | More by jeremy13586
3.58/5 rDev -14.6%
Poured from a 24oz bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass
Pours a beautiful, hazy, amber color with a perfect off white head that is slow to fade away but as it does leaves a nice film of lacing on the glass. With the initial smell I get a fruity, soapy smell with a finish of sweetness. With the first taste I notice the crispness and the freshness of this beer. There is not as much flavor as I would like but as it sits on your tongue the flavors start to erupt. Very similarly to FFF Broo Doo and Harvest Ale from Founders it has a heavy fruit flavor that is nice, but unlike the other two this one's is hard to find. I would put this as my 3rd favorite Wet Hopped Ale behind the two I have already mentioned. If I had not had those others before this, this beer would be exceptional but since I have something to compare it to it does not hold up. Still a great beer and for $5.49 here it is a great steal.
03-03-2012 20:13:03 | More by TheTot
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Beer poured into a tulip.
Appearance: Beer pours a nice golden brown with red highlights. Two fingers of fluffy white head that last almost the whole time you are drinking. Lots of lace down the sides.
Smell: Lots of pine, sweet fruits like mangos and pineapple with some citrus at the end.
Taste: Well balanced, the hop and malt are just about perfect in this one. Sweet and bitter at the same time.
Mouth: Nice carbonation, light on the palate. With a dry ending.
Overall: Very good beer. Bitter, sweet and dry all the way. I will be getting this one on the next trip to the beer shop. Cheers.
02-27-2012 01:48:57 | More by fwiz
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
It pours a dark amber color with a decent amount of head.
The aroma is mostly hops and a slight hint of sweet grapes.
Taste wise is a good balance between hops, malts and a subtle amount of grapes. Despite all the fresh hops used in this, they do not overwhelm the palate and the slight sweetness balances the mild bitterness.
It is very easy to drink not only because of the light-medium body, but also because of the refreshing taste.
Definitely one of the best I have enjoyed from Sierra Nevada.
02-26-2012 05:56:41 | More by JohnnyMc
4/5 rDev -4.5%
Review from notes. 2011 edition.
Bomber size bottle poured into large dimpled mug a cloudy, orange honey color with a thin lacy head left behind.
Strong dry hop taste right up front, peppery with a bit of citrus and just an under lying hint of the 6.7% abv.
I tend to tread lightly with IPA's but am always on the look out for a well balanced entry that isn't too high in the IBU's and not a complete choker destined for the drain. I thought this was very well done and not nearly as strong as I was expecting but a definite sipper from the hops within. Solid as always from Sierra Nevada.
02-18-2012 22:27:58 | More by Blueribbon666
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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